Claiming compensation is something that many people do after being hurt in an accident. It is not compulsory, but neither is it an automatic entitlement.
There are three criteria that must be present in order for a claim to have the foundations for success. These criteria also inform not only who pays compensation, but how much compensation in Purbeck could be due to you.
The three criteria of making a successful compensation claim
- Injuries and impact determine how much compensation in Purbeck
Compensation claims are for personal injuries and as such, they will need to be assessed.
Many clients take this important first step by seeing their own doctor or by attending hospital. Some people after being hurt are admitted to hospital as an emergency admission too.
This initial medial report will confirm the nature of your injuries, as well as their initial severity and any possible longer term impact of them.
Don’t forget that injuries are not only physical but emotional too. Many people who are hurt in an accident find it a traumatic event that takes some time to understand and live with.
Have your injuries been assessed?
- You have three years within which time to lodge your complaint for compensation
This deadline starts from the time it can be reasonably assumed the accident or incident was the cause of your injuries.
In many cases, this means the deadline will start counting down from the date of the accident itself. However, the application of this deadline can vary, such as in cases where people are claiming for industrial diseases and so on.
Do you know when this deadline started counting down on your claim?
- The accident must not have been your fault
A compensation claim is made against the person or people that are deemed liable for the accident and, therefore, your injuries.
Some people are aware of who this is, but others may struggle in identifying who would be responsible for paying compensation. This is especially true in cases where people are hurt in public. They may be unaware of who the event organisers were, for example. As our comprehensive service to you, Accident Advice Helpline will do all this investigative work on your behalf, so you don’t have to.
Do you know who was responsible for the accident in which you were hurt?
Find out how much compensation in Purbeck could be due to you
It takes one phone call to Accident Advice Helpline to determine if you have an eligible claim for compensation, and how much could be due to you.
Call for a no obligation chat on 0800 689 0500. If you are calling from your mobile, use the lower rate number 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 11th November 2015
Author: David Brown